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My Thing of Love 

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Alexandra Gersten's flawed 1992 play about a wife coping with marital infidelity desperately needs pruning--whole scenes from this predictable, rambling mess could be cut. Still, there's enough good material that each member of Genevieve Thompson's ensemble can display her or his gifts at least once. Jennifer Mathews is particularly impressive as the iron-willed matriarch who's determined to keep her family together despite her husband's weakness and cupidity, and Erica Peregrine, playing the "other woman," soars briefly in the second act, delivering a heartbreaking monologue about love and loneliness. Through 5/7: Fri-Sat 8:30 PM, Sun 3:30 PM, Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark, 312-458-9780, $8-$15.

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